Police Unions Endorse Greg Henning for Suffolk County DA

BPPA, FOP Join First Responders Supporting Henning in Race to Replace Outgoing Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley

BOSTON – Today, candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning received the endorsement of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA), which represents patrol officers in the Boston Police Department. Henning also today received the endorsement of the Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), which represents police officers throughout the state.

The police unions join the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, Boston Firefighters Local 718, Revere Fire Fighters Local 926, the Latino Law Enforcement Group of Boston, former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, and outgoing Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley as first responders and public safety leaders supporting Henning in the race for Suffolk County District Attorney.

“Greg Henning is an experienced and trusted prosecutor, leader and mentor in his community. As an Assistant District Attorney, he’s handled everything from quality-of-life misdemeanors to shootings and other violent crimes throughout Suffolk County, and he’s performed the job with dedication and compassion,” said Michael Leary, Vice President of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA). “Greg has also been an active participant in his community as a teacher and mentor for young people. It gives me great pleasure to announce the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association endorsement of Greg Henning.”

“Public safety officers in Boston and throughout Suffolk County support Greg because he’s spent his career keeping Boston safe, from his work in the courtroom removing dangerous guns from our neighborhoods to his work as a teacher and mentor helping young people keep their lives on track,” said Todd Bramwell, President of the Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). “Greg Henning has the experience and vision to combat gun violence, access treatment for people who are struggling with addiction, and help make Suffolk County a place where every young person gets the support they need to succeed.”

“I am thankful to have the support of the BPPA and the Massachusetts FOP in this campaign as we work to keep our neighborhoods safe from gun violence, combat the opioid epidemic, and better engage every community in Suffolk County,” said Greg Henning. “Boston Police patrol officers are national leaders in effective community policing, and they work hard every day to keep our city safe. Our first responders across the county are dedicated public servants, and I’m glad to have their support for my vision of a safe and vibrant Suffolk County.”

Greg Henning is running for Suffolk County District Attorney to keep our neighborhoods safe from gun violence, devote resources to fighting the opioid epidemic, and create mentoring programs to ensure that young people get a second chance. During this campaign, he’s released a plan to fully staff a countywide Unsolved Shootings Unit that would investigate nonfatal shootings and remove more guns from our streets; a plan to expand access to drug treatment and fight the opioid epidemic; and a plan to create a mentorship program called Law Enforcement Early Diversion, or LEED, which would pair law enforcement professionals, such as Assistant District Attorneys and police officers, with young people throughout Suffolk County.

The Democratic Primary for the open race to replace outgoing Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley is on Tuesday, September 4, and the General Election is on Tuesday, November 6.

About Greg Henning

For ten years, Greg has worked as an assistant district attorney in the Suffolk County DA’s office, including time as head of the Gun Prosecution Task Force and as head of the Gang Unit, which is focused on shootings and other violent crimes in Suffolk County. In addition to his work at the DA’s office, Greg built a reputation as a beloved teacher and mentor in the community, and his career has been marked by a deep passion for reaching young people.

In 2009, Greg started volunteering, coaching, and tutoring at College Bound Dorchester. He left the DA’s office in 2011 to become a teacher at Boston Preparatory Charter Public School in Hyde Park, teaching eighth grade English and twelfth grade constitutional law. Even after he returned to the DA’s office in 2013, he remained a consistent part of his students’ lives.

Son of Boston news reporter John Henning, Greg grew up in Boston, graduated from Harvard in 2002 with a degree in Government, and received his juris doctorate in 2005 from the University of Virginia School of Law. He completed a clerkship for the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Macon, Georgia, before returning to Boston to begin work as a prosecutor. Greg lives in Dorchester with his girlfriend, who is a special education teacher in Boston.

You can read more about Greg Henning and his vision for Suffolk County at his website www.greghenning.com.